Pentecost Is for Us!

Pentecost Is for Us!

Experience the Holy Spirit

comment | Posted May 23, 2015

Have you ever noticed the vast difference that can exist between understanding something intellectually and experiencing it personally? Before his death, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit, but his disciples had little understanding of what he meant until the Spirit fell on them in power on Pentecost. Continue »


Our Mother Mary Brings Life to Us, Her Children

How does Mary mediate life to us? First, she brings Jesus to us. Let’s look at the visitation of Mary to her aged cousin, Elizabeth. Continue »


When Your Worst Fear Becomes Reality

When Your Worst Fear Becomes Reality

I can’t think. I can hardly pray. But I can trust and love.

comment | Posted Apr 28, 2015

My first big clue that something was very wrong came in February 2009. I was on a Christian mission trip to Costa Rica, meeting with a small group of women. Suddenly I couldn’t understand a word they were saying. Continue »


My Lord and My God!

My Lord and My God!

The apostle Thomas was blessed to see Jesus. But what about us?

comment | Posted Apr 12, 2015

The apostle Thomas is best remembered as the doubter—a stubborn realist who needed hard evidence before he would believe that Jesus had risen from the dead. Continue »


Jesus’ Victory Is the Source of Our Hope

Have you ever read a newspaper story about a prison inmate who was facing execution? Or perhaps you’ve seen a movie that depicts a convict on death row. It’s a very intense situation, and the condemned man tends to be solemn, quiet, and reflective. Continue »


Recognizing Christ in the Poor

Jesus of Nazareth identified himself with the poor. He who pronounced the words “This is my body” over the bread said the very same words about the poor. Continue »


Embracing the Gospel This Lent

By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. Continue »


Lent—A Time of Transformation

Lent—A Time of Transformation

As winter gives way to spring, God offers us a new life in his Spirit.

comment | Posted Feb 19, 2015

Spring is a time of anticipation. Winter has faded, and we all begin to look for signs of new life. The sun is closer to us and the earth is warmer. Continue »


Keep the Fire Burning

Keep the Fire Burning

Keeping the Fire of the Holy Spirit Burning in Our Hearts

comment | Posted Feb 10, 2015

How do we accept the call to discipleship with eagerness, enthusiasm, and fervor, willing to lay our lives down for the Lord, no matter the cost? How do we keep the fire of the Holy Spirit burning in our hearts? . . . Continue »


Building a Godly Perspective

Building a Godly Perspective

God loves to bless us and build us into the likeness of Jesus, his only Son.

comment | Posted Jan 31, 2015

For a number of years, “WWJD” wristbands and bumper stickers were popular among young people. The initials stood for “What Would Jesus Do?” and were meant to help people ask in every situation, “How am I living right now?” “What am I thinking in this situation?” “What would Jesus do in the same circumstance?” This is the same urgent message that Jesus gave in the Sermon on the Mount: How are we living today, right now? Continue »


A New Vision for a New Year

A New Vision for a New Year

Let’s not limit what God can do in us!

comment | Posted Jan 01, 2015

As we begin a new year, and as we contemplate our resolutions, let’s take a look at a few predictions from the past. Continue »


When Heaven Invaded Earth

When Heaven Invaded Earth

On Christmas Day, Jesus brought in a whole new kingdom.

comment | Posted Dec 25, 2014

What do you think about when you hear the word "invasion"? Do you perhaps recall the invasion of June 6, 1944, when millions of British, United States, and Canadian forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Western Europe from Nazi control? Continue »


Christmas in Jail

Christmas in Jail

A Strange Place To Find Peace on Earth

comment | Posted Dec 23, 2014

When the Mexican teenager walked into the county jail, he was understandably nervous. Continue »


Search Me, O God!

Search Me, O God!

An Examination of Conscience for Advent

comment | Posted Dec 15, 2014

Have you ever noticed how good we can be at noticing other people’s weaknesses, while still having a blind spot for our own? Fortunately, God is familiar with this tendency. Continue »


A Savior

A Savior

Proclaiming the Salvation of Christ today

comment | Posted Dec 08, 2014

One Christmas I was assisting at the midnight Mass presided over by the pope in St. Peter’s. It was time to intone the Roman Martyrology for the day of Christmas: Continue »


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